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She Built A Swiss Tiny House With Dad


This is the story of Fabienne and her Swiss tiny house on wheels!

She and her dad built it themselves and decked it out with IKEA furniture and accessories throughout.

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Swiss Tiny House Built With Dad, Loaded With IKEA

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The tiny house features light colors and natural wood contrasted by the dark cabinets.

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It looks pretty nice, doesn’t it?

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The net bags showed are available here from IKEA.

The staircase in this tiny house doubles as storage.

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The decorations and natural wood add a wonderful touch.

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The basket shown above is available from IKEA here.

The sleeping loft is cozy and surrounded by natural wood finishes. The mirror up here adds a dimension of more space.

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This tiny house is perfectly designed. These stools from IKEA can stack to save space, they can be used to sit on, and they can be used as side tables.

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The stackable stools are available from IKEA here.

An IKEA space-saving table.

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The NORDEN gateleg table can be folded away to take up almost no space at all. And when it’s time to entertain, create, or enjoy a meal, it’s ready for you.

The outdoor deck adds a nice touch to the tiny house, doesn’t it?

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Highlights

  • 25m2 (269-sq.-ft.)
  • Kitchen, bathroom, living area, loft, and terrace
  • Designed for socializing
  • Built with her dad
  • Parked on parent’s land for now
  • Electric and water connections
  • Heated by an old stove
  • Light and bright natural colors with dark colors for contrast

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Marsha Cowan
    April 2, 2021, 10:20 am

    Very nicely done! A really lovely home.

  • Linda Baker
    April 2, 2021, 5:25 pm

    Wonder if Dad had any building experience and how long it took them to build – the deck is a real great addition and how great that she can park in her parents yard! Wonder if she is hooked up to water/sewer and if this is considered an accessory building where they live – great advertising for Ikea!

  • vee
    April 2, 2021, 6:45 pm

    Very nicely done. Especially like the storage under the stairs and the lovely light wood finishes!

  • Eric
    April 3, 2021, 2:45 am

    Whilst very nice, especially the construction, it’s not for me. Dodgy knees is the reason. But for “normal” agile people it is pretty awesome.

  • Lily
    April 3, 2021, 3:12 pm

    Just wondering what makes this a “Swiss” house? It doesn’t have anything traditionally Swiss looking about it. Is that just where she lives?

    • James D.
      April 3, 2021, 4:18 pm

      Actually, everything…

      Ikea is a Swiss company, all the products are from Ikea and thus are pretty much all Swiss design. Ikea strongly advocates downsizing and living in smaller spaces, highlights the home on their website, and notes that owner is a IKEA Family Club member. The owner also comes from near Solothurn Switzerland, built it with her father in Switzerland, and parked it on her parent’s property in Switzerland…

  • Lily
    April 3, 2021, 11:26 pm

    Thanks. I don’t know why I was thinking IKEA was a Scandinavian company. When I first read “Swiss” house, I was expecting a tiny chalet or something. But it is lovely.

    • Lily
      April 3, 2021, 11:44 pm

      Just a note… I checked, and IKEA is a Swedish company.

    • James D.
      April 4, 2021, 12:30 am

      You are correct, Ikea is Scandinavian, my mistake, the confusion being because Switzerland is very similar and the Swiss and Scandinavians generally get along very well. So have similar tastes in designs and construction standards. While the Ikea page describes it as a Swiss home and pointed out all their products in it…

  • Julie
    April 5, 2021, 6:00 pm

    Cute what did they use for siding on the small section? Inside that section, it looks like grey fabric on the ceiling above the couch? Neet idea building the smaller section to the big section.

    • James D.
      April 6, 2021, 4:16 am

      The Ikea Profile link seems to indicate it’s just painted…

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